- Research Assistant, GERAS Centre
“The geriatric field is an exciting and growing one where knowledge translation and work in both applied and clinical research are key. I wanted to be a part of that and that’s why I’m grateful to be part of such an amazing interdisciplinary team at the GERAS centre. You can feel the implications that this work can do in the community and that’s what makes it so rewarding.”
After completing her Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Biology and Medical Sciences at Western University, she completed post-graduate certificates in Brain Disorders Management and Acquired Brain Injuries from Mohawk College and McMaster University (respectively). She also completed a summer research internship at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto. Jessica is an avid learner and is continuing her education in a Geriatric Certificate Program and Clinical Research Coordinator program.
Her passion for the field and her community was recognized by the department of Community Studies at Mohawk College when she was awarded the department Academic Award of 2018 for academic excellence, community service/volunteering and school spirit. Over the last few years, she has worked as a physiotherapist and office assistant as well as a facilitator for children with autism.
Jessica has a diverse role working on multiple projects as a Research Assistant at the GERAS Centre.